Football Tips: Best bets this week from the Football...Only Bettor team

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Brighton manager Graham Potter
Kevin is a fan of Graham Potter while Mark and Jason both think Brighton have a good chance against Saints

On this week's Football...Only Bettor, host Kevin Hatchard is joined by Mark O'Haire and Betfair's Jason Murphy to talk Champions League, Premier League, the lack of home advantage with no crowds and more.

Brighton v Southampton

Mark O'Haire: I’m expecting this game to be a watchable affair. I like both teams to score at 1.84/5.

Listen to this week's podcast and get the best tips in the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and more this weekend, as well as betting insights from the team. Below is a summary of this week's bets.

Champions League

Kevin: PSG could go through as Group H winners having looked like they were heading out at one stage.

Mark: PSG are looking a lot better with Marco Verrati back in the team. They are in a fantastic position to win the Group and I expect them to do.

Jason: It's a massive game for United away to Leipzig next Tuesday. You'd be fearful for United. Even if they qualify from the Group there could be the likes of Bayern Munich waiting for them in the first knockout round.

Mark: Bayern are the team to beat but they are beatable. They are standout favourites at 4.216/5 and it's very difficult to dismiss their price.

Kevin: Are Chelsea too short?

Jason: I think 15.5 is a fair price because they've topped their Group.

Mark: It's been a really entertaining group stage. Inter and Real Madrid's quality could tell now that we get to the real nitty gritty. Their Group is hard to call, although I would love to see Borussia Monchengladbach qualify.

K: I fear for Monchengladbach against Madrid. Are Inter 55.054/1 worth an outside shot given their firepower?

J: I think so. Real Madrid too - if they get everyone fit they could be a bet at current odds 25.024/1. But Bayern, Man City 5.69/2 and Liverpool 8.07/1 are far ahead of the rest at the moment.

Jason: I'd be avoiding Barcelona 15.5 in the Champions League and La Liga.

Premier League

Tottenham v Arsenal

Mark: Arsenal's record under Mikel Arteta is averaging just under 1.5 points a game - nowhere near being a top four challenger. Spurs are getting results under Jose Mourinho. Spurs at close to evens is fair but I'm nervous about getting involved with them, so am going for the same game multi: Spurs double chance and under 3.5 goals at around 1.758/11.

Jason: Spurs are too short. One or two of their players could pick up a knock in their Europa League away match on Thursday night and, while Arsenal are involved in that competition too, they're at least at home. Early lay on Spurs is my bet. I won't be backing them at the price.

West Ham v Manchester United

Kevin: United look a bit short at 2.1411/10.

Mark: Yes. They had a tough game against PSG on Wednesday and face another against Leipzig next Tuesday. United are inconsistent and are not a bet at the price. West Ham deserve respect for their recent form. They're underrated and I'm happy to back them to avoid defeat.

Liverpool v Wolves

Kevin: Odds of 1.558/15 on Liverpool doesn't seem massively attractive despite their great record at home.

Mark: Andy Robertson could be miss this through injury. There is potential here to go against Liverpool. Wolves played with swagger at the Emirates and could do some damage at Anfield. If they score then the Asian handicap is in play. I looked at Wolves + a quarter which means I'll only lose my stake if Liverpool win by two goals or more.

Jason: Wolves are one of the hardest teams to rate. They're not playing European football and are a massive threat to crash the top six. I want to see the Liverpool starting 11 before I get involved.

Brighton v Southampton

Mark: I liked Brighton but Saints' high press should give them a few problems. I'm expecting this game to be a watchable affair. I like both teams to score at 1.84/5.

Jason: Whether Danny Ings plays or not for Saints is a big factor and if he doesn't Brighton look very good. But regardless I like Brighton to win this game at 2.588/5.


Bayern Munich v RB Leipzig

Kevin: With Bayern's high line, Leipzig can cause Bayern a few problems. You could back Bayern and both teams to score at 2.13 or, if you think Leipzig can keep it close, you could back RB +1 goal at 1.84/5.

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Union Berlin v Hertha Berlin

Mark: Both teams favour an adventurous approach. Union are scoring freely and are the surprise package in sixth place. I expect an enjoyable game with attacking quality and defensive vulnerabilities. Back over 2.5 goals at 1.84/5.

La Liga

Sevilla v Real Madrid

Jason: Sevilla are favourites which I find fascinating. If the Madrid price gets any bigger I'll be interested in getting involved. If I like the look of their line-up on Saturday I'll be backing them if they're still the underdog.

Ligue 1

Rennes v Lens

M: Rennes have been disappointing since making a strong start. But I still expect them to notch here. Lens are like Leeds - a big team back in the top flight and playing attractive football. Both teams to score around 1.855/6 is what I'm going for.

Podcast OddsBoost - was 4/1, now 5/1

Mark: BTTS in Brighton v Southampton
Kev: Over 2.5 goals in Chelsea v Leeds
Jason: Alaves to win or draw v Real Sociedad

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